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Movie review: ‘Get On Up’

Film Review Get On Up

Universal Pictures via AP

James Brown was a man who contained multitudes. Read more

Movie review: ‘4 Minute Mile’

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Gravitas Ventures

4 Minute Mile is a small, low-budget movie that’s much better than it has a right to be, considering it could easily slip into cliche so easily. But thanks to solid performances and a steady hand from director Charles-Olivier Michaud and writers Josh Campbell and ... Read more

Five questions with...Uzo Aduba of ‘Orange Is the new Black’

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Invision

Uzo Aduba of ‘Orange Is the New Black’ Read more

Why ‘Orphan Black’ fans are seeing red

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Steve Wilkie

The chronology of recent Big Public Events in Television — the Emmy nominations announcements followed a few weeks later by Comic-Con — spotlights an almost identical philosophical issue: There’s the Emmy nominations, and then there’s Comic-Con. Reality goes metaphor. Read more

Movie review: ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’

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AP

A sense of humor -- and a great soundtrack -- takes the film out of the ordinary, though it sags near the end Read more

Movie review: ‘Mood Indigo’

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Drafthouse Films

To call Michel Gondry’s Mood Indigo visually inventive is not even scratching the surface, something like characterizing Apple as a company that’s had a certain amount of success. Read more

Movie review: ‘Magic in the Moonlight’

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Sony Pictures Classics

After dealing with the emotional breakdown at the core of Blue Jasmine, a very contemporary tale of free-falling down the social ladder that won star Cate Blanchett the Best Actress Oscar, director/writer Woody Allen once again seeks refuge in the past. With Read more

Courtney Kerr to leave ‘The Broadcast’

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Bravo

Courtney Kerr, the fashion blogger who appeared on Bravo’s Most Eligible Dallas and Courtney Loves Dallas, will leave KTXD/Channel 47’s female-oriented talk show The Broadcast sometime in mid-Augu... Read more

Chris Pratt makes the leap with ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’

Film Review Guardians of the Galaxy

Disney

Wonder illuminates Chris Pratt’s face. Jaw dropped, eyes wide, he presses the button: Read more

Ready for a second bite of ‘Sharknado’?

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Syfy

Ian Ziering would like nothing more than to brag about his savvy show-biz instincts. Read more

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